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N4L names firms to support schools moving to managed network

N4L names firms to support schools moving to managed network

The companies will form part of a panel of N4L-approved IT support companies that will assist the Crown company in meeting its goal of connecting more than 700 schools to its managed network next year

Network for Learning (N4L) has named 12 New Zealand technology companies tasked with helping the country’s schools get up and running on its managed network.

The companies are Aiscorp, Cyclone Computers, Glenn Cook Technologies, i-Com, IPC Computer Solutions, New Era IT, Norrcom, RCG Creations, Smartcom, Technology Centre, TTS, and Watchdog.

The companies will form part of a panel of N4L-approved IT support companies that will assist the Crown company in meeting its goal of connecting more than 700 schools to its managed network next year.

According to N4L, all approved IT support companies will be funded to transition schools to the managed network. This includes assessing the school’s existing IT infrastructure, configuring and testing the network connection, and setting up network services.

The companies are expected to work with schools over a period of two to four months to ensure a smooth transition. N4L will also be considering further applications to join the panel through an open RFP process beginning early in the New Year.

“We recognise that many schools have built up trusted relationships with local tech companies they regularly use to help support their systems,” said N4L CEO John Hanna. “Many of these companies have been appointed to our IT support panel and their local knowledge will be invaluable to the rollout.”

Schools can choose to use an N4L-approved IT support company, or use their own resources to manage the transition.

Currently 23 schools are using the managed network, which offers free, uncapped, high-speed Internet services, content filtering and network security services to schools. According to N4L, all of the country’s 2500 schools will be able to connect to the managed network by the end of 2016.


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